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jon ripslinger


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My Story
  • Born Saginaw, Michigan, 1933; graduated high school, 1951.

  • Served in U.S. Navy 1951-1955; Korean War Veteran.

  • Married 1956: six children, 13 grandchildren.

  • Taught high school English 35 years.

  • BA Degree, English, St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa, 1959.

  • Participant in the University of Iowa's Writing Workshop, 1960.

  • Part-time sports reporter, Morning Democrat newspaper,  1960s.

  • MA Degree, Regional Studies, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1972.

  • Published over 50 short stories in men's magazines, 1960s-1980s.

  • Successfully completed the Writer's Digest Beginning and Advanced Novel Writing Workshops, 1992-1993.

  • Published three short stories in the Liguorian, a leading Catholic magazine, 1990s.

My Books

A Frayed Web

Weight of Guilt

The Hustle

Last Kiss

Who is Lori Darling

How I Fell in Love and Learned to Shoot Free Throws


Missing Pieces



A Frayed Web is amazing! I can't believe how much Mr. Ripslinger's writing intrigues me. Page after page, I couldn't wait to find out the ending! The story itself is so awesome.

The Book Adventures of Emily

Next Event
Jimmie O's Saloon
Saturday, July 22

Last Kiss